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Table A-7. Employment status of the civilian population by nativity and sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-7. Employment status of the civilian population by nativity and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status and nativity Total Men Women
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2021

Foreign born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

42,947 44,172 20,728 21,413 22,219 22,758

Civilian labor force

27,529 28,760 15,818 16,469 11,711 12,291

Participation rate

64.1 65.1 76.3 76.9 52.7 54.0

Employed

25,512 27,691 14,808 15,925 10,704 11,766

Employment-population ratio

59.4 62.7 71.4 74.4 48.2 51.7

Unemployed

2,017 1,069 1,010 544 1,007 525

Unemployment rate

7.3 3.7 6.4 3.3 8.6 4.3

Not in labor force

15,418 15,412 4,910 4,944 10,508 10,467

Native born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

218,283 217,964 105,640 105,418 112,643 112,545

Civilian labor force

132,487 132,935 68,826 68,870 63,661 64,066

Participation rate

60.7 61.0 65.2 65.3 56.5 56.9

Employed

124,101 128,041 64,147 66,100 59,954 61,941

Employment-population ratio

56.9 58.7 60.7 62.7 53.2 55.0

Unemployed

8,387 4,894 4,679 2,770 3,708 2,124

Unemployment rate

6.3 3.7 6.8 4.0 5.8 3.3

Not in labor force

85,795 85,029 36,814 36,549 48,981 48,480

NOTE: The foreign born are those residing in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth. That is, they were born outside the United States or one of its outlying areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam, to parents neither of whom was a U.S. citizen. The native born are persons who were born in the United States or one of its outlying areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam or who were born abroad of at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

Last Modified Date: February 14, 2022